Ugly Location Challenge #1

For those of you that don't know an "Ugly Location Challenge" is a trend that has been going around Twitter for quite some time now. The premise is basically to go out and find a location to shoot that is fairly mundane, boring, common or nothing special. The opposite of a National Park or any other secluded location you always see on Instagram. The following photos are unedited from the locations I decided to shoot at with two of my good friends. These just so happened to be within a block of where we lived as well, so we didn't have to travel far at all, which was a big change for me!

It was a bit difficult to figure out how to shoot these spots, but it's always good to have a little creative restraint. Here are a few of my favorite photos from each spot. As you can see, I edited them in my preferred style and I think they turned out awesome! Fun Fact, I had to ask the owner of the home if I could take pictures on their back porch. They didn't have a fence so we could have just stepped on their property and started taking photos but we decided to play it safe for this one.

Damon and Jagen at Three Arch Bay

Damon and Jagen have been friends of mine for a very long time. For their bridal session, we decided to go to Damon's hometown of Ladera Ranch, California. From there we went to a popular beach called Three Arch Bay. This location was incredible, almost as beautiful as the couple in the photos. We started the afternoon by doing a first look under a gazebo that overlooked the bay. Then we spent the rest of the day having a blast adventuring all over the beach and under the natural arches. I'm so happy to call Damon and Jagen my friends and I wish them all the best in the world with their marriage together. Congratulations you two!

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